1958: The Whole Truth – Guillermin
I put in what I believe to be sensible caveats about a list of top rates being paid by Banks and Building Societies. The regulator’s own website is fairly brief when it comes to checking the Banking licenses. They have several points at which you can access information, though it would be more helpful if they could simply provide pdf, word or excel document that lists all banks and their licenses. The website “UK Banking Brands and FSCS Cover” at the moment (in July 2012) simply shows the main banks in Britain. These are the Bank of Scotland, Barclays, The Co-Operative, Halifax, Lloyds, Nationwide, NatWest, RBS and Santander. These are some of the biggest names, but of course often not shown as those that pay the highest deposit rates. Not exactly “whole of market”.
The important thing to remember is that the FSCS cover is up to £85,000 per person, per banking license. So generally it is not advisable to hold more than this amount, in fact to be on the safe side £80,000 before any interest is paid.

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